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With no evidence, Detroit Lions' Jim Caldwell has 'faith' run defense will improve

 by Bellaaaa , Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:02 pm

Hope wasn't a strategy when the overmatched Lions faced the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs last year, but 11 months later Jim Caldwell said "faith" is the reason he believes his team can fix its struggling run defense.

"I have faith,Authentic Jermey Parnell Jersey" Caldwell said Monday when asked what gives him confidence the Lions can make the corrections they need on a short week. "Weíve done it before. Itís not like itís something thatís never been done."

The Lions have given up 423 yards rushing the past two weeks in wins over the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, and are allowing an average of 153.8 yards on the ground in the five games since they lost defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to season-ending bicep surgery.

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who declared "hope is not a strategy" before the Lions' wildcard loss to the Seahawks in January,Caldwell, reiterated Monday that his team's recent struggles against the run were due to poor tackling and missed run fits.

we just did not do those things well and when that happens youíre going to get gashed," Caldwell said. "And itís going to get into your secondary and youíre making tackles for 10 yards down the field or more,"That's probably the best way I can break it down, and that happened to us too often in those two games.Authentic Brandon Linder Jersey,

just like anything else, I kind of look to see if I can get us back to where we were playing well. We are capable of doing that,Authentic Abry Jones Jersey,"But, weíve done it in the recent past and we got to do it this week. This is a tough team to handle and so we really got to be good up front in terms of our techniques and fundamentals."

The Lions (6-4) host a Vikings team Thursday that ranks eighth in the NFL in rushing offense (123.3 ypg) and is coming off its best ground game of the season.womens Stephen Gostkowski Jersey,

Since losing star running back Dalvin Cook to a torn ACL in an Oct. 1 loss to the Lions,womens Brad Nortman Jersey, the Vikings (8-2) have topped 100 yards rushing in five of six games with Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon splitting time in the backfield.

the Lions, who held the Vikings to a season-low 87 yards rushing in their first meeting,womens Tashaun Gipson Jersey,Along with their tackling and fit issues, are navigating personnel problems up front.

starting right end Ziggy Ansah has missed the last two games with a back injury,Authentic Jason Myers JerseyNgata was the team's best interior run defender, and their replacements have been exposed as run defenders.

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"Itís just something that all 11 of us across the board just have to kind of correct," middle linebacker Jarrad Davis said. "We have to kind of keep on working hard and keep putting our time in during the week to make sure that we make that an emphasis and also donít slip in other areas.",'womens Malcolm Butler Jersey' ,

The Lions have given up 423 yards rushing the past two weeks in wins over the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears,Authentic Stephen Gostkowski Jersey, and are allowing an average of 153.8 yards on the ground in the five games since they lost defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to season-ending bicep surgery.

In Sunday's 27-24 win over the Bears, womens Jermey Parnell Jersey,'Jordan Howard ran for 125 yards and a touchdown on just 15 carries.

who declared "hope is not a strategy" before the Lions' wildcard loss to the Seahawks in Januarywomens Brandon Linder Jersey,,Caldwell, reiterated Monday that his team's recent struggles against the run were due to poor tackling and missed run fits.

we just did not do those things well and when that happens youíre going to get gashed," Caldwell said. "And itís going to get into your secondary and youíre making tackles for 10 yards down the field or more,"That's probably the best way I can break it down, Authentic Brad Nortman Jersey,'and that happened to us too often in those two games.

just like anything else, I kind of look to see if I can get us back to where we were playing well. We are capable of doing that,"Butwomens Abry Jones Jersey>, weíve done it in the recent past and we got to do it this week. This is a tough team to handle and so we really got to be good up front in terms of our techniques and fundamentals."

The Lions (6-4) host a Vikings team Thursday that ranks eighth in the NFL in rushing offense (123.3 ypg) and is coming off its best ground game of the season.womens Jason Myers Jersey,

Since losing star running back Dalvin Cook to a torn ACL in an Oct. 1 loss to the Lions Authentic Marqise Lee Jersey, the Vikings (8-2) have topped 100 yards rushing in five of six games with Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon splitting time in the backfield.

the Lions, who held the Vikings to a season-low 87 yards rushing in their first meeting,womens Marqise Lee Jersey,Along with their tackling and fit issues are navigating personnel problems up front.

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